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New Art Coming to Twin Cities in Early June
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017


Two New Play Commissions Announced at Artists Rep
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Artists Repertory Theatre has extended two play commissions, as part of the company's ambitious new play development program Table|Room|Stage (T|R|S). (more...)

MUSICAL THEATER TODAY Print Publication Launches Next Month with Articles on Frank Wildhorn and More
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Musical Theater Today is a new, annual print publication collecting diverse perspectives that all meet under the banner of musical theater. (more...)

Royal Opera House Muscat Announces its 2017/2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The Royal Opera House Muscat (ROHM) is pleased to announce the forthcoming season, 2017-2018: A Legendary Season. After marking its Sixth Anniversary on the 12th of October 2017, the Royal Opera House Muscat will commence its seventh season with a wide range of top quality productions in many different genres - opera, concerts, ballet & dance, Arab performances, jazz, world music, family & education, musicals & shows and special events. This rich diversity of top-notch programs has become a hallmark of the Royal Opera House Muscat that is recognised all over the world. (more...)

RLT's WOMEN AND WAR Series Concludes
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

RLT's Women and War series explores the changing role of women in modern warfare. "Downrange: Voices from the Homefront" and "Grounded" close out the series on Memorial Day weekend, running in repertory from Friday night through Sunday evening. (more...)

FST Cabaret Season Opens with The Jersey Tenors
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

FST's 2017 Summer Cabaret season begins with the newest Opera/Rock mash-up sensation, The Jersey Tenors. This production of four charismatic crooners opens in the John C. Court Cabaret on June 15, 2017. Subscriptions for all three Summer Cabaret shows are available for as little as $39. Subscriptions may be purchased online at, by phone at (941) 366-9000, or by visiting the Box Office. (more...)

League of American Orchestras Announces 72nd National Conference in Detroit, 6/6-8
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The League of American Orchestras' 2017 National Conference in Detroit, June 6-8, will focus on the ways forward for orchestras in an uncertain public policy landscape. Using the story of Detroit's revitalization and resurgent creative community as a backdrop, the Conference will include a diverse array of civic, business, and cultural Voices, including many from the Motor City. (more...)

Swearingen and Kelli to Release Sophomore Album This July
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Americana husband-and-wife duo Swearingen and Kelli are set to release their sophomore album, The Marrying Kind, on July 21, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: A Beautiful 'BUTTERFLY' Alights in St. Louis
by Steve Callahan - May 22, 2017

The wonderful Opera Theater of St. Louis has opened its forty-first season with a deeply satisfying production of Giacomo Puccini's 'Madam Butterfly'. Opera Theatre has grown to be among the world's first rank of opera producers. Audiences and reviewers come from all across America and from five continents around the globe. This production of Butterfly is right up there with their best. (more...)

Nathan Silver's THIRST STREET Acquired by Samuel Goldwyn Films
by Movies News Desk - May 22, 2017

Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired North American rights to Nathan Silver's THIRST STREET, starring Lindsay Burdge ('A Teacher') (more...)

Theater Resources Unlimited to Host Annual TRU Tony Award Party
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) will be hosting their annual TRU Tony Award Party / Fundraiser on Sunday, June 11, 2017 beginning at 7pm at Jack Doyle's Pub & Restaurant, 240 W. 35th Street, NYC. (more...)

Harlem Opera to Celebrate Singer, Composer, and Arranger Harry T. Burleigh
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2017

HARLEM OPERA THEATER  will celebrate the life and work of baritone, composer and arranger HARRY T. BURLEIGH of over 200 songs at Miller Theater @ Columbia University (2960 Broadway) (more...)

BWW Review: MAMMA MIA! at Broward Center For The Performing Arts
by John Lariviere - May 21, 2017

Broadway Across America - Ft. Lauderdale presents the Farewell Tour of the smash hit musical Mamma Mia! at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. 20 year old Sophie is planning to marry, and wants her father to be present to give her away. Unfortunately, she does not know who her father is. After reading her mother's diary, she concludes he is one of three men, so she invites all of them to her wedding, on the Greek Island on which she lives with her still single mother, in the hopes of sorting it out. (more...)

Celebrating Dairy's Undeniable Goodness
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2017

A delicious slice of cheddar on a burger at the family barbeque, a cold glass of milk or a scoop of ice cream on a piece of birthday cake. There is no denying the enjoyment that dairy can bring to special moments and to our favorite foods. However, with so many choices in the dairy aisle - including non-dairy and plant-based alternatives - many people are seeking credible information about what dairy actually is, and they have questions about the practices of the dairy industry. (more...)

BWW Review: Rent in the 6ix Meets Opera in Against the Grain Theatre's LA BOHÈME
by Taylor Long - May 20, 2017

You've never seen a more boho Boheme. Against the Grain Theatre (AtG) presents Puccini's LA BOHÈME in a real Toronto dive bar, The Tranzac Club. AtG is doing something incredible in the world of opera right now - they're growing. When opera houses around the world are reporting declines in ticket sales and reductions in seasonal production budgets - AtG is selling out their run, offering 'standing room only' tickets. Why? Their approach. (more...)

3rd Annual Queerly Festival Announces Lineup at The Kraine Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade will present the third annual Queerly, a festival seen through lavender-colored glasses, June 23-July 1 at The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery). (more...)

John Conlee Honored by Georgia Sheriffs' Association with Award for Supporting Law Enforcement
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

The Georgia Sheriffs' Association presented Grand Ole Opry star John Conlee with a plaque for supporting law enforcement at the country hitmaker's live show in Putnam County, Ga. (more...)

Belgrade Theatre and Vamos to Join Forces for Dementia Awareness Week
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

The Belgrade Theatre and the UK's leading full mask theatre company, Vamos, are joining forces to raise awareness and unite against dementia to mark Dementia Awareness Week from 14 - 20 May. (more...)

Hulu's Announces EAST LOS HIGH: Finale Event Launching This Fall
by TV News Desk - May 19, 2017

Today Hulu announces EAST LOS HIGH's finale event which will launch later this year. Hulu has renewed East Los High for a final 60-minute event, titled East Los High: Finale Event to premiere Fall 2017 on Hulu. (more...)

Schedule Announced for 2017 Jones Beach 'Live at the Shell' Bandshell Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

The Jones Beach Bandshell today announced its lineup for Live at The Shell: The 2017 Jones Beach Bandshell Concert Series. (more...)

Grand Performances Announces Vibrant Slate of Events Certain to Ignite Downtown L.A. With Transcendent Showcases
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Long known for its inclusive and cultural events, Grand Performances announces a vibrant slate of showcases that will ignite the bustling downtown LA area this summer with free entertainment. From World Music to Opera to an entire Family Series and Latin Grammy Award Winners, Grand Performances is giving Angelenos a reason to skip the weekend getaways and enjoy a roster filled with music, theatre, spoken word and film. (more...)

HBO Renews Animated Series ANIMALS for Third Season
by TV News Desk - May 19, 2017

HBO has renewed ANIMALS. for a third season, it was announced today by Amy Gravitt, executive vice president, HBO Programming. (more...)

Theater Resources Unlimited and The Playroom Theatre present the TRU May Panel Entrepreneurship & the Arts: Balancing Creativity with Commerce
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) and The Playroom Theatre present the TRU May Panel - Entrepreneurship & the Arts: Balancing Creativity with Commerce on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 7:30pm (doors open for networking at 7pm) at The Playroom Theater, 151 W. 46th Street, 8th floor, NYC 10036. For more details, visit (more...)

BWW Interview: Show-Stopper Grace McLean Talks GREAT COMET, The Necessity of Art and the Importance of Being Weird
by Matthew Blank - May 19, 2017

We talk to Grace McLean, who dazzles audiences nightly in her show-stopping turn as Marya in NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812. (more...)

Theater Resources Unlimited Announces the TRU Voices New Plays Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces the TRU Voices New Plays Reading Series, on Mondays, June 12, 19 & 26, 2017 at 7pm at Soho Playhouse, 15 Vandam Street, NYC. A 'Dollars and Sense' talkback on the future development of the presented works will be held after each performance. Admission is free. Please RSVP at least a day in advance (or much sooner) by calling 212/714-7628, or e-mailing The three selected works are as follows: (more...)

Heartfelt Novel by James T. Hughes Draws Praise from Reviewers
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017


Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World 5/18 - NEXT TO NORMAL, BEAUTIFUL, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - May 19, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature NEXT TO NORMAL, HEDWIG, OKLAHOMA, BEAUTIFUL, and More! (more...)

ALCHEMY OF PUNK: A Live Punk Opera from Berlin
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center's offsite presentation of Alchemy of Punk-a live punk opera and a work-in-progress from Berlin by Aneta Panek-just for one evening at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe. (more...)

Blond Ambition's Debut Album 'Slow All Overout' Out Today on Swoon City Music
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Blond Ambition's captivating debut album Slow All Over is out today on Swoon City Music. The solo pop project of former Ex Cops frontman Brian Harding, Blond Ambition's songs are astute dance-pop numbers (more...)

High School Drama: Siegel High's Spotlight Award-nominated CALEB MITCHELL
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 19, 2017

The role of Coalhouse Walker Jr. in the Lynn Ahrens-Stephen Flaherty-Terrance McNally musical Ragtime is one coveted by actors of all ages - not the least of whom is Siegel High School student Caleb Mitchell, who took on the challenge of bringing the character to life in his school's production of the show earlier this spring. And for his efforts, Mitchell was one of three finalists for The Spotlight Award, the culmination of the 2016-17 Nashville High School Music Theatre Awards. (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda to Lend His Voice to DUCKTALES Reboot at Disney XD
by TV News Desk - May 19, 2017

Tony Award winner and HAMILTON creator Lin-Manuel Miranda will lend his voice to the recently announced DUCKTALES reboot heading to Disney XD. (more...)

2017 Obie Award-Winning ICE FACTORY FESTIVAL Comes to New Ohio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Artistic Director Robert Lyons proudly presents the 24th annual Obie Award-winning Ice Factory Festival. Ice Factory 2017 takes place at New Ohio Theatre, located at 154 Christopher Street between Greenwich and Washington Streets in New York City. Ice Factory 2017 will present seven new works over seven weeks, running June 28 - August 12. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony to present Mahler's RESURRECTION
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Music Director Manfred Honeck leads the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, guest vocalists and the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh in Gustav Mahler's groundbreaking Symphony No. 2, “Resurrection,” as part of the BNY Mellon Grand Classics at Heinz Hall on June 2-4. (more...)

Broadway Bound Theatre Festival Announces Participants in Inaugural Season
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017


BroadwayWorld Seeks Regional Editors, Production and Student Bloggers, Editorial Pitches
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

BroadwayWorld is looking for performers, designers, directors, musicians and more to join our team as bloggers to give our readers a behind the scenes look at what goes into getting a production opening night ready! (more...)

LIP SYNC SLEEPOVER Comes to Crow's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

On Thursday May 25, and Friday May 26 at 8:30pm, for two nights only, the 'spellbinding' international artist Vanessa Smythe offers her new solo show: LIP SYNC SLEEPOVER at Streetcar Crowsnest, Scotiabank Community Studio, 345 Carlaw Avenue in Toronto for a special limited engagement. With a 'genuine gift for poetic narrative', Smythe's poignant, funny, and deeply personal storytelling show tethers together poetry, music, and movement. (more...)

BWW Review: A Stunning NEXT TO NORMAL Wows!
by Gil Kaan - May 18, 2017

In their current production of  NEXT TO NORMAL, the East West Players present a first-rate, extremely well-executed musical look at mental illness. Nancy Keystone smoothly directs this two-hour-plus performance at a steady, non-stop, heart-wrenching pace with barely enough time for the audience to catch their respective breaths or wipe their teary eyes before the next song happens - through the collectively A.MA.ZING Voices of the ultra-talented cast of six. (more...)

Photo Flash: Anna Deveare Smith, Cast of THE WOLVES and More at Playwrights Realm's 10th Anniversary Writers Block Party
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

The Playwrights Realm, led by Katherine Kovner, Founding Artistic Director, and Roberta Pereira, Producing Director, celebrated its tenth anniversary with the annual Writers Block Party honoring Realm Board Member and award-winning playwright and actor, Anna Deavere Smith. The Writers Block Party took place on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at The Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse in the Samuel B. & David Rose Building, and was hosted by Lauren Patten (Fun Home, The Wolves). Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

National Directors Fellowship Selections Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, National New Play Network, The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, and Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation jointly announce the selection of five directors from a nationwide pool of applicants for the 2017 National Directors Fellowship: Sherri Eden Barber (more...)

San Francisco Playhouse Announces 2017-18 Sandbox Series
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

San Francisco Playhouse (Artistic Director Bill English; Producing Director Susi Damilano) today announced the three plays that will comprise its 2017-2018 Sandbox Series of World Premieres. The season explores Americans at work in contemporary society-from the world of video game design, to a typical office job, to a new business in Austria's most notorious birthplace. (more...)

Photo Flash: Find Your Voice! SPEECH & DEBATE Film Unveils New Poster
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Sycamore Pictures (Begin Again, The Hollars, The Way Way Back) has just revealed new artwork for the hit teen comedy SPEECH & DEBATE, which is now available for rental on iTunes for $3.99. Scroll down for a look at the new poster! (more...)

OLD, FAT & F*CKED! NOW WHAT? to Debut at Montreal Fringe This June
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

How do you grow old and fat when you are a gay man living in a community where being young and slim is the official standard of attraction? Puelo Deir's latest comedic show tackles this struggle with humour, wit, and raunchy autobiographical anecdotes. (more...)

Disney Pixar's CARS 3 Fuels Two Soundtracks; Pre-Order Begins Tomorrow
by TV News Desk - May 18, 2017

As Lightning McQueen heads to the big screen alongside his new tech-savvy trainer Cruz Ramirez, Disney•Pixar's CARS 3 fuels two soundtrack releases-both available from Walt Disney Records on June 16 as the film opens in theaters nationwide. (more...)

BRIDGES: A NEW MUSICAL Gets Off-Broadway Concert This June
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Prospect Theater Company in association with Amas Musical Theatre will present a one-night-only concert presentation of Bridges: A New Musical on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 8pm at The TimesCenter. (more...)

ABC Picks Up THE CROSSING, THE GOSPEL OF KEVIN & More for 2017-18 Season
by TV News Desk - May 18, 2017

ABC Studios and ABC Signature Studios had another successful selling season with 11 new shows going into production for a total of 21 series between the two studios, as well as a new series from ABC Studios International, an increase over last year. (more...)

Ellyn Daniels' EMOTIONAL TERRORISM Set for Hollywood Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Stand-up comic, writer, actor and model Ellyn Daniels makes her debut at the 2017 Hollywood Fringe Festival this June with her new show 'Emotional Terrorism'. (more...)

by Christopher Castanho - May 18, 2017

Shenandoah Conservatory's popular web series The Dream Team concluded it's story with a riveting series finale last week. The Dream Team is an original series created by two Shenandoah University students in October of 2015, it currently has garnered 12 thousand views on YouTube, over 180 subscribers, and upwards of 340 FaceBook likes. Each episode centered around a freshman theatre class living out their first year of college at the fictional Betsey Bell Conservatory. (more...)

Hal Linden Signs on for TESLA: A RADIO PLAY FOR THE STAGE at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Laguna Playhouse has announced that acclaimed actor Hal Linden (replacing the previously announced Bruce Davison) has been added to its very special theatrical event also starring Gregory Harrison, Dan Lauria, Charles Shaughnessy, French Stewart & Vanessa Stewart in TESLA: A RADIO PLAY FOR THE STAGE, written by Dan Duling and directed by Michael Arabian. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

La Strada Ensemble Theater presents Rainbow Festival 2017: A Celebration of LGBT Theater. The event features, three programs of varied, cutting edge one-act plays created by playwrights from across the United States. The shows begin June 1st at Jersey Shore Art Center, 66 South Main Street, 3rd Floor Theater, Ocean Grove, New Jersey.   (more...)

Bryant Park presents A Month of Contemporary Dance
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Fresh and original, innovative artists showcase exhilarating works, modern dance curated by Tiffany Rea-Fisher and ballet curated by Donna Salgado. (more...)

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